Car accidents injure millions of people each year, sometimes causing serious injuries that require intensive medical intervention and care. Statistics indicate that the most common cause of car accidents is unquestionably driver error, but a significant amount can be attributed to the failure of critical vehicle components. When car parts fail, the results can be catastrophic. Often, a failure can result in a driver losing complete control of his or her vehicle, causing tremendous injury to the driver or other motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians. Fortunately, the law allows people who are injured by defective auto parts to recover for their losses through a personal injury claim. Calling Shane Smith Law is the first step in ensuring you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
Common Car Part Failures
Modern cars and other motorized vehicles have thousands of parts that are critical to its safe operation. When these parts are defectively designed or manufactured, they can often fail without warning and through no fault of the driver’s. Among the more common parts that can fail and cause or contribute to serious accidents include:
- Steering mechanisms
- Power steering pumps
- Windshield wipers
- Tail lights
- Accelerator pedals
- Cruise control mechanisms
Of course, other parts can fail resulting in car accidents, and an experienced Tyrone car accident lawyer will be able to review the facts of your case and determine whether there is any evidence of equipment failure. There are a variety of parties that could potentially be held liable in an equipment failure case, including the car dealer, manufacturer, the manufacturer of the part that failed, or even a mechanic’s shop that replaced a part.
Contact a Tyrone personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Car accidents that are caused by part failure can entitle victims to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Tyrone car accident attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.